There are mainly 2 movies about Ari and I would like to give my view on them......I am still waiting for a real movie about Ari as the two movies that have been released few years back are not reflecting very well Ari's personality and life. This is mainly because they are based on biographer that are not reliable and that wrote about Ari just to make a living...such as Peter Evans..
1 - THE GREEK TYCOON Directed by J. Lee Thompson Screenplay by Mort Fine, with Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Quinn
Even with the benefit of top notch actors like Raul Julia and Anthony Quinn I was not impressed with the movies stop gap approach to how the years (and in some cases decades) progressed in Aristotle Onassis life. In one scene Onassis's hair is jet black, in another scene his hair changes to silver grey, and in the very next scene his hair is completely white. I know life passes us by when we don't expect it, but this bio movie was almost laid out in bullet points, rather than with any depth of character and story basis.
I was very disappointed with the choice of Jane Seymour to play Maria Callas. I like Jane Seymour in some of her other movies, but as Maria Callas? You have got to be kidding? Her accent was so bad and her teary scenes for the love of her life breaking her heart again and again were just not very good.
I know this review is critical but I would have preferred the biography to concentrate on a specific time period in Onassis's life, whether it was as a teenager when his father's wealth and home were taken over by the military and he stayed behind living with the commander as his male geisha, or how he built his shipping empire, or even the time period his passion for both Maria Callas and Jackie Kennedy were in full bloom.